It was such a long day today; I need to stop. The boys need to stop. I am finding nothing along 189 N that will give us any shade when suddenly off in the distance I see water! And it’s a CAMPGROUND! I motor on down the incline and see that they have COVERED picnic tables, and I certainly do not mind manufactured shade today! It’s BLM, but it’s a fee area due to the improvements, but with my senior discount pass it’s only $3.50 a night. We are staying at the Fontanelle Creek Campground on the Fontanelle Creek Reservoir. I set up a rudimentary camp and call it good. All I want to do is see the sun go down and then lay my head down.
Overnight it gets down to 46 degrees! Now THAT’s more like it.
Monday, August 28th. I make a French press pot of coffee and take it inside Freedom to enjoy. The Chiweenie Brothers snuggle back under the covers and wait patiently to be fed their breakfast. Burger keeps an eye out in the front co-pilot area in case an intruder should wander by.
Once I am coffee’d out I scurry around and make a proper camp, get fresh clean water from spigots situated around the camp grounds, and take the boys for a nice long walk. Next I pull out the solar cooker I bought, replacing the one I made that worked well but fell apart; apparently duct tape doesn’t hold well in the sun. In go potatoes to cook all day and about halfway through I will toss in some veggies to roast.
Tired of items in the cooler getting soaked as the ice melts, I cut the top off a large square water jug and put the ice, still in its bag, right down inside. Problem solved and the water will stay clean and will be usable instead of having to be tossed.
We are staying another night or two so I cover the windshield and tires facing the sun and put up a blanket over the open back doors to keep the setting sun at bay. With Wyoming wind blowing through, the van stays a reasonable temperature. Not cool by any means, but reasonably warm, not suffocating.
Thanks for stopping by 2Dogs! Hugs, Shawna
CURRENT READ: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
WHAT’S IN THE NIGHT SKY? A billion and one stars! No lights blocking any of them. It is a sight to behold!